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Lone Elk Park

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Address: 1 Lone Elk Park, Saint Louis, MO 63088-2032
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Second Visit

This was our second visit and again we saw lots of bison and elk. There were two elk right at the entrance as soon as we entered the gate into the park resting by the road... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Fulton, Missouri
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Fulton, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second visit and again we saw lots of bison and elk. There were two elk right at the entrance as soon as we entered the gate into the park resting by the road. Several deer scattered about as well. We have never been disappointed in this beautiful park.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't expect to see Elk and Buffalo...They are animals and don't have regular shifts. We saw a lot of buffalo two visits ago, but the last visit, they must have been on vacation in Florida or somewhere else. It is a great place for the kids, but don't expect to fish in the huge lake unless you are the brother... More 

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Fenton, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful quiet drive in the woods (along a freeway but you wouldn't know it). We were unlucky that day and saw no animals! SO we went next door and visited the Bird Sanctuary!

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Thank westsidedk
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of elk, bison, and other mammals. Free. It's about 30 minutes or less west of downtown St. Louis off I-44 at the Valley Park exit. You can also visit an informative and working bird sanctuary inside the park. All of it is free. Lone Elk Park is a great place to have a picnic or just get away from... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had some time to kill so stopped in for the driving tour of this park. I was pleasantly surprised at the abundance of animals around the roads. We saw several elk, bison, and deer. One group of elk were literally 3 feet from our car as we passed them. Neat way to spend a couple of minutes in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't worry about playing hiding go seek with the animals. I could have stuck my hand out the window and touch them. There are so many elk, bison and deer. It was a great experience and the kids loved it. Between driving around the elk park and walking the bird sanctuary you could plan for a two hour trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found out about this place and when we got there we weren't disappointed. When you first arrive, you see the elk population right there. I was hopeful, but the views you can see are amazing. You will not be disappointed. Great place to view elk and bison.

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Thank Ken F
Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered Lone Elk Park because we went to the World Bird Sanctuary which is before you get to the park. What a neat FREE place to go through. They do ask for donations at the gate which is one way they are funded. We saw a lot of buffalo, geese, elk and beautiful scenery. The lake was low since... More 

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Thank Amy B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy the animal encounters we experience at Lone Elk Park. When you enter please put $1 in the red donation box at the entrance of the park. You never know what you will see. There is a herd of between 5 and 10 bison. There are approximately 15-20 elf roaming the park. In our visits to Lone Elk Park... More 

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Wildwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always enjoyed the drive through this park. Seeing nature, enjoying the peaceful surroundings and of course, the elk. Don't be stupid like the car in front of us...and get out and try to 'pet' these animals...they are still wild and weigh as much as a car.

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